1972 Seiko 6139-6002 Automatic Chronograph “Pogue”

1972 Seiko 6139-6002 Automatic Chronograph “Pogue”


For vintage Seiko lovers, perhaps no series is as instantly recognizable as the 6139-600X models that have become synonymous with the introduction of this historic movement. From the “Pepsi” tachymetric bezel, the the “H-Link” bracelet, they serve as the embodiment of Seiko’s efforts to deliver, with style, their first automatic chronograph. Today, these models are often referred to as, and fall under the umbrella of the “Pogue” models due to their association to Col. William Pogue and his now historic yellow dialed variant. Available in three colorways (Yellow, Silver, and Blue), it goes without saying that no matter your preference, they are all memorable in their own right and the right example would be a highlight in any collection. From November of ‘72, this is a fantastic example overall. The golden sunburst dial has just a touch of character. A few light blemishes mark its surface, but the color and finish is even throughout. The hour and minute hands are lightly oxidized, but are free of corrosion and their original polished finish shines through. The luminous material on the markers has only a light patina, and appears as though it may have been conservatively touched up many years ago. The chronograph hands are bright red with no chipping or paint loss, and the inner bezel is a vivid even yellow with no fading from UV exposure. The case is unpolished and the original finishes are still quite crisp. The outer tachymetric bezel in a rich metallic red and blue has almost no signs of wear or fade. It comes attached to the original non-tapered “H” link bracelet, though one of the end links was missing and an Uncle Seiko replacement has been installed. Post service, the 6139B is keeping near perfect time, and the chronograph functions are crisp and responsive. Aside from a replacement crystal, it’s completely original, and a great opportunity to own a watch that has reached near “grail” status among collectors. Don’t miss this opportunity to add this historic Seiko to your own roster. 

Original Seiko Non-Tapered “H” Link Bracelet in Stainless Steel 

(One End Link is an Uncle Seiko Replacement)

Serviced 4/17/19

Diameter- 41mm

Lugs- 19mm

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